Mother's Day, Texas Music Throwdown: 5 things to do in Spring, Klein this weekend, May 9-12

Here are a few events happening in the Spring and Klein community this Mother's Day weekend, May 9-12.


1. Fond farewell luncheon for Barbara Thomason, May 9
Celebrate Barbara Thomason, longtime Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce president, as she steps down from her role after 14 years of service. The luncheon will include a special program with surprise guest speakers. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $35 (members), $50 (nonmembers). Shirley Acres, 217 Woerner Road, Houston. 281-440-4160. www.houstonnwchamber.org





2. 'Murder on the Boat of Love,' May 10
Old West Melodrama performs “Murder on the Boat of Love,” an interactive murder mystery dinner show at Puffabelly’s in Old Town Spring. Attendees can enjoy dinner and a preshow beginning at 7 p.m. Students, children, seniors and groups of 20 or more receive ticket discounts. Reservations can be made in advance. 8 p.m. $13-$19. Puffabelly’s, 100 Main St., Spring. 713-364-9190. www.oldwestmelodrama.com





3. Mother’s Day at Old Town Spring, May 11
Old Town Spring will host a special Mother’s Day event featuring giveaways, discounts and deals on Mother’s Day gifts. More than 17 local businesses will be participating in the event, including Connie’s Bath Shack, Kudos Gift Shop, Ellen’s Cafe and Feign Boutique. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission). Old Town Spring, 403 Main St., Spring. 281-353-9310. www.oldtownspring.com





4. Texas Music Throwdown, May 11
This annual event will take place at Corkscrew BBQ and will feature live music by Zac Wilkerson. Tickets include a Corkscrew BBQ dinner, beer and wine. Proceeds from the event benefit Heroes on the Water and Texas Veterans Outdoors. 6:30-10:45 p.m. $100 (general admission ticket). Corkscrew BBQ, 26608 Keith St., Spring. 832-592-1184. www.texasmusicthrowdown.com





5. 'Fiddler on the Roof Jr.,' May 11-12
Playhouse 1960 presents “Fiddler on the Roof Jr.,” a special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. 3 p.m. $10-$12. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243. www.ph1960.com


By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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